Hirtshals on the Jutland peninsula. Curious to know where it is at the moment? Looking on the Marine Traffic site it seems to be slap bang in the middle of the North Sea in-between North East England and Denmark.
ICES requests countries to reduce or stop fish catches for certain species based on its research and statistics, whether they do so is another matter. Spain issued a "Marine Species in Danger of Extinction" in 2013 featuring species on the edge
Top right - Bluefin Tuna, native to the Atlantic and Mediterranean and whose numbers have been decimated by overfishing
Bottom left - Monk Seal, lives in the Mediterranean and at great risk of extinction. The world would be a poorer place without the chance of seeing a seal.
Bottom right - Sea Lamprey - an anadromous species like the salmon which spawns in rivers and migrates to the sea. It did freak me out as a child when I saw a picture of its suction cup mouth and the result of it attaching to skin and rasping away at tissue with its sharp tongue and teeth. I have since seen one in reality coiling out of a rock but happily there was a sheet of glass between us and it looked rather languid.
I will finish with the more curious sea creatures on Albania's 1968 Marine Fauna series
the Squid, Lobster and Northern Whelk
Spiny Lobster and Green Crab
An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps theme of - Undersea Life here